Cinema projector maintenance operator - Salary and Career
Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

Cinema projector maintenance operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They operate film projection apparatus and corresponding image and sound production equipment, check the operation of projection equipment. They assemble and disassemble films and add-ons, project films, control the quality of film viewing, operate VCR and video wall (screen).

How much does an Cinema projector maintenance operator earn

A Cinema projector maintenance operator earns between $1.237 and $3.238 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.644 and a median salary of $1.410 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 32 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Cinema projector maintenance operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.644 19.725 411 8
1º Quartile 1.237 14.848 309 6
Median Salary 1.410 16.920 353 6
3º Quartile 2.469 29.632 617 11
Higher Salary 3.238 38.855 809 15

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • technicians in operation of projection apparatus

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Main workplaces

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus they work in film companies and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities. They are salaried workers, with a formal contract, who work individually, under occasional supervision. They work during the day and night, on weekends and holidays, in movie theaters. In some activities they are subject to high temperatures, noise, radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

The exercise of the occupation of operator-maintainer of a cinematographic projector requires a technical course in electronics. For the cinematographic projector operator, elementary education plus professional qualification of four hundred class hours is required, and experience with the type of equipment to operate is a determining factor for hiring. The full performance of activities in both occupations occurs after one year of professional practice.

Functions and activities of Cinema projector maintenance operator

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus must:

  • assemble the films;
  • check the operation of projection equipment;
  • dismantle movies;
  • mount films;
  • control the exhibition quality;
  • disassemble films;
  • operate vcr and video wall;
  • make the film editing;
  • project the movie;
  • film editing;
  • disassemble movies;
  • check the operation of the projector equipment;
  • project movie;
  • control the display quality;
  • operate vcr and videowall;
  • project the film;
  • mount the movies;
  • control display quality;
  • unmount movies;
  • movie editing;
  • assembling the films;
  • dismantle films;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • projecting the movie;
  • check the operation of the projection equipment;

  • Activities

    • control the lighting of the screening room;
    • control the showroom lighting;
    • watch over the projection booth;
    • check the movie review bulletin;
    • test auto pass (projector change);
    • show responsibility;
    • demonstrate auditory, visual and tactile sensitivity;
    • update yourself;
    • check the oil level of the equipment;
    • perform second and third level maintenance;
    • save films in cans;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention;
    • detect problems;
    • review the movie;
    • show organization;
    • adapt the sound system;
    • fill out the movie review bulletin;
    • review the movie;
    • test the sound;
    • show organization;
    • fit the lens and mask to the film;
    • separate movie parts and add-ons;
    • putting the movie into the projector;
    • prepare the output of movies;
    • mark the movie parts;
    • turn the video projector on and off;
    • lubricate the projection booth equipment;
    • deal with daily stress;
    • monitor the air conditioning system;
    • check the time of the film and accessories;
    • start movie projection;
    • check the sound and film type of the film;
    • rewind movie;
    • monitor the sound volume;
    • demonstrate a spirit of dedication;
    • check the name and parts of the film;
    • meet schedules;
    • make the test section;
    • testing the xenon lamp;
    • check the time of the film and complements;
    • adapt to different equipment;
    • perform first level maintenance;
    • monitor projection;
    • monitor the exhibition room;
    • check the cinema schedule;
    • turn the video on and off;
    • separate the movie parts and add-ons;
    • identify the names of parts of projection equipment;
    • paste film ends;
    • operate multiple devices simultaneously;
    • adjust focus;
    • arrange the technical visit;
    • set the tape in place;
    • modify the sound system for the video;
    • monitor the projection of a film in several rooms simultaneously;
    • end movie projection;
    • activate the projection equipment commands;
    • fix minor issues;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • assembling the film and accessories;
    • clean the projection booth equipment;

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